Twenty Four Hours of Non-Stop Hacking!
April 18 & 19 || Rutgers Athletic Center

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HackRU is New Jersey's Biggest Hackathon!

Close to a thousand hackers will come together to envision, create, and demo their own unique application. At the start of the hackathon, our sponsoring companies will present their technologies.

Use these technologies in your applications to push your hacking up to the cutting edge. Throughout the day, you will be surrounded by mentors from our sponsors and fellow hackers who will help you hack like a rock star.

At the end of 24 hours, we will all assemble with a panel of judges and award awesome prizes. Everyone will get fed, receive sweet swag, and meet amazing people. HackRU will be an incredible experience.

Who can attend?

All undergraduate students from any university in the world are welcome. Students who do not attend Rutgers University must be 18 years or older or have special permission.

How can I register?

Click on the sign up button under our logo and fill out your profile to register.

How much does it cost?

The best things in life are free, therefore HackRU is free. Admission grants drinks, snacks, entrees, and the awesome swag!

What food will you provide?

We will provide food from the beginning to the end. Everything will be provided by us for you. We'll try our best to accommodate every dietary restriction, please let us know your needs with your profile!

How big should teams be? Can I do it alone?

Teams should be no greater than 4 people. You can absolutely hack alone! It's one of the best ways to get experience, many developer evangelists will be mentoring during the entire hackathon.

What should I bring?

All hackers must bring their valid student student ID for admission. For those interested in hacking in hardware, some cool stuff will be provided for by MLH.

What should I not bring?

You should not bring anything you would not bring on an airplane. If you want to bring toothpaste and a tooth brush, that's fine! It's never a bad idea to brush your teeth before you find a comfortable spot to nap.

What are the prizes?

Prizes will be announced, past prizes included top of the line gear from Alienware, startup funding, and even a Super Nintendo with a ton of games!

Will you have hardware prototyping equipment?

There is a limited amount of hardware prototyping gear at each hackathon like Arduinos or Oculus Rifts. It is provided by MLH and is first come fist serve. Bring your own gear if you got some!

Where is the schedule?

Check-in for HackRU will be from 10AM-12PM on Saturday morning. The opening ceremony will begin at 12PM. HackRU will end around 2PM on Sunday.

Do you have another question?

If you have any questions or concerns regarding HackRU contact us at We look forward to hearing from you and can't wait to see you!

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